< Upheaval: Curling commentary

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Curling commentary

I haven't watched much of the Olympics, but it was on this morning, and the remote was too far away for me to change the channel.

So that brings me to my topic of the day. Men's Curling.

This is a really strange sport. If I were an alien watching humans do this activity, it could not be any weirder to me.

First of all, there is some giant ball that a man slides slowly down the ice. Slowly? A man doing a sport S-L-O-W-L-Y???

Then two men swoop in from either side and begin gently sweeping the ice around the ball as it slides forward. Again... gently?

Finally, the men become so concerned about the debris on the ice that they begin sweeping furiously in a concerted effort to make the ice smooth. Concern? About debris?

Who are these men, and where do they train? Perhaps I can get Daniel interested if I convince him that it is a "sport."


Blogger Princess21 said...

Did you see the movie about this sport?? I think it was called Sweepers or sweeping or Brooms.....I can't remember. But it is a very competative "sport". I know when I was first introduced to this "sport", I was strangely attracted to the men that were doing the sweeping part. Men....who sweep!!! Get out!!!

I am all for "sports" that teach men how to do chores!!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Princess21 said...

ps. I love Dillon in the box!! So cute!!! and portable!!

You are truly blessed amanda sue!!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

ah! there is a movie about it? even better. i can definitely get daniel on the bandwagon if there is a movie!

also, dillon IS so portable in the box! :) that is why we like it!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Now if there were cheerleaders... you might have something there.

11:42 AM  
Blogger worshipnaked said...

I'm down for it ... if they'll come and clean my house when they're done.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I don't get this "sport" either, but it just figures that if men sweep they think they deserve an Olympic sport for it.

5:56 PM  
Blogger koyama said...

If I were an alien watching humans do this activity, it could not be any weirder to me.

There is always one sentence that just strikes me as so funny that it keeps me laughing for the rest of your posts. I think I will always show you the favs. This is it. TOTALLY AGREE about curling...to me curling brings to mind cheesy music, bad hair, greasy food and I have no idea why. It is so LAME!!! Maybe there is something fantastic about it, that until the SPORT is tried, you could never know. Maybe you have to be an alien to truly understand....

7:57 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

Curling is huge in MInnesota and especially in Bemidji... 2 of the olympic teams are from Bemidji....

Minnesota... the curling state

10:34 PM  
Blogger eliza said...

dillon looks so cute in the box, wish my munckin would stay in a box like that

8:52 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

First time I ever saw curling was on the Amazing Race. Yes, I'm edumacated by television.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

I was just commenting last night what a lame sport curling is. And watching men do the sport with such intense slowness just makes it hilariously lame.

Perhaps I can teach Bella at an early age to show an interest in getting women into curling. She can begin with the kitchen floor.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Trinity13 said...

If you think men's curling is bad, what till you see women's!

12:59 PM  
Blogger jes said...

hmph. i've never heard of this sport. is it obvious i'm not watching the olympics? and that i haven't in, oh, 12 years? or something like that. i'm not going to bother doing the math.

10:22 PM  
Blogger YankeeAmanda said...

Yeah, Paul and I watched some curling today and decided that we,too, could become Olympiads based on this event. These were some of the fattest athletes I've seen in the games, not that they were really fat. It gives me hope. Now, where can I find an ice rink here in Mississippi!?!?

3:45 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Look at the Google homepage today!
They've been doing a different doodle for each Olympic sport, and today is curling!

8:15 AM  

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